help Given the function f(x) = 4x + 10 and g(x), which function has a greater slope?x g(x)2 54 76 9 f(x) has a greater slope. g(x) has a greater slope. The slopes of f(x) and g(x) are the same. The slope of g(x) is undefined.

Accepted Solution

[tex]\bf f(x)=\stackrel{\stackrel{m}{\downarrow }}{4} x+10\qquad \impliedby \begin{array}{|c|ll} \cline{1-1} slope-intercept~form\\ \cline{1-1} \\ y=\underset{y-intercept}{\stackrel{slope\qquad }{\stackrel{\downarrow }{m}x+\underset{\uparrow }{b}}} \\\\ \cline{1-1} \end{array} \\\\[-0.35em] ~\dotfill[/tex][tex]\bf \begin{array}{ccll} x&g(x)\\ \cline{1-2} 2&5\\4&7\\6&9 \end{array}~\hfill \begin{array}{llll} (\stackrel{x_1}{2}~,~\stackrel{y_1}{5})\qquad (\stackrel{x_2}{6}~,~\stackrel{y_2}{9}) \\\\\\ slope = m\implies \cfrac{\stackrel{rise}{ y_2- y_1}}{\stackrel{run}{ x_2- x_1}}\implies \cfrac{9-5}{6-2}\implies \cfrac{4}{4}\implies \stackrel{\stackrel{m}{\downarrow }}{1} \end{array}[/tex]well, clearly 4 > 1.